First the railing came down...and yesterday the roof came up!
It's a good thing we decided to go ahead and take care of it before winter, the roofer said. It was pretty wet underneath the tin.
A big pile of rusty tin roof!
They cleaned and dried everything, then put down a new layer of fiberboard.
Since the balcony was in deep shade when they finished, I thought I'd wait to get a nice sunny picture of the new roof in the morning. But it's raining! Guess we got the new roof on just in time.
The new white metal railing will be installed next week; then the roofers will come back and lay flashing around each post to make sure all is water-tight.
The roof is an extra-thick rubber membrane with gritty sand-like stones as a top layer. It's fine to walk on and put patio furniture on, and hopefully light enough in color that it won't be too hot. We'll probably get an indoor/outdoor area rug or two, next spring, plus we'll need some more chairs. Always something!
But so glad we did it now.